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molotov cocktails and made bottles and light on the key of sky over night as protest as a result of violence and killing the police barricades erected to stave off a revolution. the one official in iran to take part in peace talks will syria but to respond as the country's main opposition group threatens to drop out just a day after his agreed to have turned. and syria's president said that coming conference must focus on timing towers and. look at how mercenaries from europe contributed to the spread of germs hardest one that.
this is all seem to national coming to live from moscow hello and welcome to the program now these are not images from a disaster and these are actual seen from the ukrainian capital taken overnight the pictures show protests of running amok angry over plans for naught they say aimed at punishing them for holding rallies the response has been fear is a mix of a lot of cocktails clubs and five bombs thrown and police trying to stave off a revolution alexy to shove skis in caves forty. it's morning now in here but the chance in the right place where the investments and rattled in a very violent manner yesterday are not dying down you can see what remains of the police cars and police buses which were burned yesterday a pretty depicting picture of what happened here yesterday over there just literally fifty meters away from here all the police lines the right police the special regiment called the better they're trying to secure the governments of the
border yesterday on sunday the protesters gathered for a typical rally after that they decided to storm the government recorder and the clashes with the police erupted we have information that more than seventy police officers have been delivered to hospitals with different injuries that still remain pretty much all but there was some some very brutal scenes on the police officers being beaten up also there was some violence from the police reportedly they used rubber bullets against the crowd so we can see from time to time most of cocktails ropes and flash bangs are being thrown from both sides the words each other this is the live barricade with the protesters. against the police there still here we can see like the cement literally several thousand people the numbers are expanding as the day progresses really unclear where this whole going to go but so far it's been very very time the word on the ground is that the police may actually try to assemble the barricade on the independence square which has been there for almost
two months now and this may end in very violent very violent scenario will think you know that president obama just met with some opposition leaders that he's ready to hold negotiations with the opposition but this is not the talk of the town right here the people are still very much determined put the government to resign for the president to step down this is their goal this is a no longer afro e.u. protest which it was at the beginning of this whole protest story of this is a purely anti governmental movement we have started following all the developments of what's happening in the ukraine capital here. dozens of policemen remain hospitalized in care with head injuries fractures and poisoning by our nose substances but despite days they are sticking to its position of blaming the local authorities and as a reno show now report it appears they fein is being set for the final act. as rocks went flying and police buses went up in flames the opposition leaders duly
quickly found the man responsible for the mayhem ukraine's president get to get the footage very brief as we watch this we demand that you stop the escalation of the situation get the police off the streets dissolve the parliament and call for early parliamentary and presidential elections do not repeat the fate of childcare scoop and get after. the fact that the riots were started by several hundred protesters hailing from the ultra nationalist camp on the independence square seems to have been swept under the carpet the police had to the standard shower of rocks and molotov cocktails the government and abolition of criticism for using water cannons and rubber bullets to contain the raging crowd think christian tension in ukraine is a direct consequence of the government failing to acknowledge the legitimate grievances of its people the u.s. will continue to consider additional steps including sanctions in response to the use of violence and though the protests leaders and members chanted revolution much
of the night the west seemed indifferent for the open calls for it to scott under these conditions we don't want to live we don't want to work that's why we're going to change the power of what the score is subsea mattick seventy policemen were injured twenty protesters arrested cameras captured the scenes of the rioters vicious attacks against the security forces yet for the western leaders and for the ukrainian opposition this seems to be the european way to solve ukraine's internal political issues. we have european values we have european principles we have european. rights that we must uphold in each and every european country this type of pressure seems to be effective not even twenty four hours after the riots started president iniquitous has already made concessions to the opposition going as far as meeting with control and dragged by the rampaging log into billion square ukrainian opposition seems to be in a win win situation either by getting a change of leadership by force or simply forcing early elections but with radicals
there it's now well and truly spilt in kiev the question is would the opposition be capable of getting it back in the bottle it goes r.t. . the us secretary of state is also highly critical of the ukrainian leadership saying the new testament olds would deprive a nation of its patron but the editor and publisher of business new europe told us rake him in waves by speaking out to the west is only denying its own democratic values it's not a democratic process i mean that the problem with face here is that ukraine is actually divided fairly evenly the last post i saw fifty percent of the people supported the protests but at just over forty were against it was seventy seven undecided which means that the opposition doesn't have a clear moral authority a mandate from the people in order to change the government moreover you have to remember the end of the day for his ills and he has many had a call this remains
a democratically elected president and for the last twenty years we've been saying to the eastern european countries that they need to respect democracy however here we are in a situation where you know that the e.u. and the u.s. saying well forget everything we said for the last twenty years let's support these guys because they are fighting for quote unquote freedom so this is a double standard going on here. as the political crisis in ukraine escalates we're keeping up to date with what's happening there twenty four seventh's. we're going away to geneva two peace talks on syria just a few days away r.c. is beginning its special coverage of the diplomatic buildup to amusing which aims to find a way to end the bloody conflict. the list of exactly who will be in geneva is in question again syria's main opposition
group when i was i with a threatening to go back on an early agreement to attend it comes in response to the young chief sending an invitation to iran one of the key players in the region of course to take part in the talks through a national council now says the invite has to be withdrawn by eleven pm g.m.t. or it will not show up russia's foreign minister said this kind of doubts over the opposition's willingness to find a solution. to that but that if anyone judging the necessity of all influential players taking part in geneva two is not seeking an end to the syrian crisis these are just whims the syrian government imposes no preconditions and is even willing to sit with countries directly arm the rebels it's not just the moderates so does that mean damascus demands their exclusion the goal of any talk is to bring to the negotiating table not just the parties you like but all those whom the solution to the problem depends on. under even if the syrian national
coalition diver turns the peace talks its priorities are likely to be very different from with a potent if leader earlier threat of forming an interim government without bashar assad must be the main aim of the conference the syrian leader himself though has said that stopping this spread of terrorism should be the primary focus let's listen at. the geneva two conference must lead to concrete results when it comes to fighting terrorism and the other outcome that does not touch upon the combating of terrorism would be of no use value to. the real fear is the terror with counting that two things syria could spread across the e.u. europeans make up a big chunk of the seventeen thousand four into hot it is thought to be in the war torn country the biggest european contributor is france there as many as seven hundred of its nationals could be in syria right now belgium and the u.k. are also in the top three they worry is that what happens when they return home.
caught up with one british citizen who lost his brother to war thousands of miles from home. young british traveling to syria and nine hundred people. and according to one experts the now part of the largest european islamist foreign fighting contingent in recent times to at least eleven hundred. two. hundred it was from this picturesque seaside town in portsmouth this a group of young men recently left to go and join the fight in syria about a month ago when news reached a community that twenty three year old man was killed last fighting on the syrian front line this is the local mosque that if the current a number of his friends attended before they left syria where they join one of the
most radical opposition groups operating in the country isis the islamic state of iraq and sham now before he died if it was active on social media pasting videos an update of the group's activities now in the first interview since his brother's death mistaken djimon exclusively tells r.t. he wants to set the record straight about who his brother really was and why he thinks he went to fight difference between. a uniform just because he was in uniform. for something else. just because. different. people in uniform. people. as a country. people like many foreign fighters crossed into
syria via turkey it was only once he informed his family he had gone to fight jihad or holy war do you think the young men go there listen to what she has. completely misinterpreting with. and especially in the city a case interest in this completely wrong concept and wrong wrong idea the other members of the religious community we met in portsmouth agreed and they're under no doubt this toward the major challenges in tackling you think gauge moment social media their friends in other places they get led down a path of who this looks interesting oh and suddenly they're listening to the teaching and i know that our leaders here in ports with would not support i don't think the problem exists within any of the mosques in portsmouth per se the issue lies in where if those mosques are not delivering what the youth want.
they may look for it somewhere else because the country and europe wide and the syrian conflict is engaging a young generation like note that the thaw few years ago a member of the friends who were just ordinary boys you know just never thought about this stuff in a spoke about. stew or where was going around the world what we have to know my brother one this one year older than me is. going to be who died in a battlefield just something that hasn't sunk in for me or a lot of people so i know it's happened but still and sunk in something for full full force as i'm in here. so i'll see reporting from portsmouth in the south of england. and the europeans joining us fighters in syria when i go into belgium next all see has been closely following the story of a belgian father whose son converted to islam and left for syria to fight alongside
the rebels their well being young man has since returned home and his father dmitri won't make joins us now live. in a tree above me and welcome to our team are nice to see you again the last time we spoke you said there was little chance you would see your son again how did him manage to get back. well guys glad to hear from you and i succeed in my top mission to bring my son back and that's according to this mission according to the media because the media in the all history of the mono politic of syria in the western youngsters war in syria western european. youngsters it's only the media will make attention on the story of my story i have been in the world. by your side. guys russia china japan the middle east b.b.c. and continue sowing on so this appeals of their make in the media that i was
looking for my missing some it's reached them on the field in syria and today there is white smoke i succeeded in my third mission to bring my son back to safety in the good hills not radicalize. us back safe to go. but what i want to say in this story is that it's a scandal that european governments especially my own government belgian government is doing nothing there's no respect there's no sign of that for parents to bring youngsters back from syria but i also want to say hey listen i shouldn't say so let's just end up so so they always something they're doing this belgian government is that talking always right to be got to do if they sense a return maybe they are they just for the subsidy well i can confirm that this is not only. something discussion that talking about my son is not radicalizes not trying with his eyes all these journalists from the
empress who got to see when the return of their time what are they radicalized not mad at anybody and was that even the law until a syria why did he why did he decide to leave syria tell us more about his time that. well first of all this media i pills i make in the past that i was looking for my missing son it's reached them on the field in syria it's reached them so my son he told me he couldn't believe it that his own father was in syria looking for him and after he said that my father. he he he will you wouldn't have to be here in syria so it's according to the media that i succeed in my mission and all this because of the making the media through terror we succeed with it dimitri what exactly was your son doing in syria did he take part in actual bottles that i know my son the never fight in syria fast my son they
have been in syria. for to make his own jihad but jihad in the way they develop their walk so and he anyone and if someone in the well if you are talking about jihad people think immediately that people are fighting which one is not for some muslim true believers making jihad can also be a part of lutheran did work giving the. medication to civilian people this can also be a way of making jihad and by some of the local volunteer work in this way in the way of giving medicines for civilian people and separate from that you have been a dime a while ha stakes are so in syria. when i did decide my son to come back. first of all because the players i make in the media and we succeed in this in this and second because i realize i don't want to buy them out or in syria. ask you
sir for many times a question on the field in syria is this my future. i want i want to live in the and after he see so many cruel things and incredible things he decided to return to his family which one. is his family his mother and father and sister and all these kind of things. ok well that's what this is about it's a validation i thought his response was there were about ten authorities to your son say he's not the less expensive the belgium talk this is a scandal is this just thing because. not a half a supernatural respect a sort of that if he in fact the major from the city where my son only if he doesn't the residence address of my son i mean my son would join the belgian justice arrest that's my son do you really think this is the right place to be youngsters back to yet never never effect and these youngsters will never return because at least those who received them to see them have a say if they come back to us that that's right because through their fight until
we have here. that's a reason why many of them never never. they're not terrorists and the result is a product that they must there is there is a public there the rest of your thoughts i feel that ari you just told us here is that arias went to that area. how many young people from here about fighting that whether they mostly come from what's motivating them tell us more. look i'm sure there's no. if you're talking about only your rep talking about and believe me on one of them say we are talking about between fifteen and twenty thousand. at this moment and every day every day they are still going to see of everything else still arriving that's just the branded. betterment there's really nothing to stop this doing nothing to stop this. effect
the only something government is doing they're talking about is what we're going to do with this when they're done that's the only something. about but they don't take responsibility then don't take responsibility to step up to step up to make a film that's going to syria and right why the spirits make a mess. that tension away from the real problems because they fail in helping in stopping youngsters going to syria. and dimitri own father. who went to cigarette to fight alongside the hottest forces that. came back to me trace thank you very much indeed for a timeline to share this and more than i six excuse me i succeeded my mission i have proven that this possible to bring young back to europe because i have proven in my mission of my somebody all right thank you very much for the mission as well dimitri. and of course will be updating you on any developments that could affect the big geneva two peace conference on syria throughout the day please don't miss
our special coverage of the summit that starts on wednesday. after three years of. the death toll of over one hundred thousand. homeless a and common sense come together with one mention. war is not the answer. does peace have a chance. i mean away may saying the problem his story deal comes into facts the one you can i will show confines that iran is curbing your brain richmond and exchange for an easing of sanctions and she reports on what the future holds for the tricky negotiations still ahead. and a threat to three hundred years of press freedom and international mission goes to london to investigate whether the government is trying to control the media in the
wake of edward snowden's leaks stay with us for that. we have corruption like we've never had in this country you can say that this is a great economy right now it's a great economy if you're rich and poor we're trying to get the wall to wall street cranked up again if you've got all your money in stocks it's beginning to show a little life it's not if you're an average person in this country i would i have to tend to agree with doug i mean i see a lot of public relations here i don't see a lot of really good policy for the average person i just like to pick up on an
earlier point that doug made though which i also thought was quite important and significant especially in so far as historians can provide value by looking for trends and putting things in context which was the assassination of a u.s. citizen overseas really you might say the power of a keen to have life or death over their citizens without without an open trial. this is also international welcome back. iran has started to hold its uranium enrichment program under a london deal that came into effect today in exchange for cutting its nuclear ambitions the west promised to ease the burden of sanctions on the middle east country let's now take a closer look at what iran is that gaining the total economic relief for the country over the next six months is seven million dollars look at most of that money four point two billion dollars will be acceptable through rainy and funds of
the seas which will be blockaded but unblocks rather the rest is coming from an easing of restrictions on the export of petrochemical goods precious metals and financial transactions here how about the move is just the beginning as for the next half a year iran and six world powers have to reach a final compromise but as all she's polish here reports the pasta agreement may not be easy. from today a deal between iran and the international community goes into effect that will see iran freeze parts of its nuclear program in return for the easing of sanctions in terms of the agreement there will no longer be restrictions on the rainy and exports of petrochemicals the country will also be able to import parts for its auto manufacturing industry and trade in gold and other precious metals the next six months are critical because it is during last time frame that the international community and iran will need to reach
a final agreement that many fear without which could ultimately see the border middle east descend into chaos and possibly even a war what is clear is that there has been goodwill and the wanting for this deal to work that has overridden the skeptics and the voices calling for fresh sanctions but what is not clear is how the united states is going to maneuver its way forward it has a very fine line to walk on the one hand you have israel that continues to say that this was a deal with the devil you also have u.s. congressmen and women who are calling for fresh sanctions but on the other hand you have iran which essentially the american prison barack obama is urging to come to the party and he himself needs to show transparency and commitment while not alienating for example his friend tel aviv in the region so the next six months are going to be critical the hope is that at the end of half a year you will have a permanent deal in place between iran and the international community policy r.t.
tel aviv. or some other global headlines this hour iraq's capital baghdad has been shaken by a series of explosions including car bombs killing over twenty people and injuring scores more whilst of the blast happened in share neighborhoods with the deadliest satire targeting a crowded market where while the iraqi army is engaged in fierce fighting with al qaeda linked militants in the city of ramadi says large parts of it. those long rest of pakistan city are of a pain day where taliban suicide bomber killed at least thirteen people the explosion was at a military checkpoint near the army headquarters considered to be this is most secure area the last follows yesterday's deadly assault on a military convoy in the country's southwest with islamists vowing that tox against the army. well supported with kate partridge is up next to stay with us for that.
the zombies on their couches the university of north carolina athletes are mentally unfit for college and even high school mary willing come blew the whistle on the fact that between eight and ten percent of the school's football and basketball players read of the fourth grade level and many others are sub college level she also claims that these students were allowed into the university based on the screening process done by the university i.e. implying that the use of n.c. knew exactly who they were letting into the university remember college football makes a lot of money i always had a feeling that something like this was going on i mean according to usa today many college athletes claim that during the season they put in more than double the amount of hours on sports that they are allowed that's fifty to sixty hours a week how can they possibly learn anything maybe it isn't so sad that this goes on it is a reflection of economics what is sad is that the whistleblower is getting death threats just for saying that it is going on by those stupid hard core fans but that's just my opinion.
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